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Why does my dog eat grass all the time? Does it mean he has an upset stomach?
I get a dog magazine from Foster's & Smith. Is the 7-in-one shot all a dog needs besides a rabies shot & worming? My dog is 8 months old. A Beagle/dachshund mix.
Hi there Dharma,
Thank you for your email regarding your dog that has been eating grass quite a lot lately. There are various opinions as to why dogs do this. Some say dogs eat grass simply because it tastes good, while others believe that dogs eat the grass to help cleanse their bowels and for removal of worms. I do not consider dogs eating grass to be a bad thing. I do not know what nutritional benefits there might be in eating grass but I have only seen two serious problems from eating grass and they were both cases in which a pet (one dog and one cat) ate grass and subsequently vomited it up, at least we think that was what happened. In each case a blade of grass ended up in the nasal passages and led to a strong foreign body reaction and infection. This is obviously not a common problem.
Whether or not eating grass indicates that there is some underlying problem is a much harder question to answer. If it does, no one that I am aware of has been able to make a consistently reliable connection between the grass eating and a particular medical condition. There do seem to be some dogs and cats that eat grass when they feel nauseous or have gastro-intestinal problems but there are so many dogs and cats that eat grass with no problems at all that it is hard to make a strong connection between grass eating and gastrointestinal discomfort in pets. It is even harder to make a case for nutritional deficiencies or other things that people have worried about based on this behavior.
To ensure that your dog does not have some sort of gastro-intestinal problem that is causing him to want to eat grass, you should consult with your local Veterinarian for more advice and information. You should also question him/her about the necessary vaccinations for your area as the vaccination regime varies from country to country and state to state.
Best of luck with your dog and thank you for your email.
Daniel Stevens and the Secrets to Dog Training Team
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